Last Holiday

Queen Latifah

SKU: 032429257420

UPC 032429257420
Release Date 2017-08-01
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 111
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Queen Latifah is absolutely delightful in Wayne Wang's romantic comedy, LAST HOLIDAY. Latifah stars as Georgia Byrd, a reserved plus-sized woman who lives a dreary, ordinary life in pre-Katrina New Orleans, where she dreams of an elegant existence filled with fancy food, stylish clothing, and high-society parties. But she spends most of her evenings eating frozen dinners all alone, often thinking about a shy coworker (LL Cool J) she has a crush on. When she is suddenly diagnosed with a terminal illness and given three weeks to live, she collects her savings and decides to go crazy, doing all those things she would never allow herself to do before. She heads for one of the world's ritziest hotels, the Grand Hotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, where she takes advantage of every luxury she can, from spa treatments to downhill ski runs to helicopter trips to designer shopping excursions. While her lavish appetite is admired by a gourmet chef (Gerard Depardieu, showing agile comic skill), she is deemed a potential threat by a corporate bigwig (a slick Timothy Hutton). She's also none too happy to find her too-smooth senator (Giancarlo Esposito) enjoying a lush vacation instead of serving his community. Latifah simply lights up the screen in a somewhat different version of the role played by Alec Guinness in Henry Cass's 1950 original. This version of LAST HOLIDAY has been updated with a playful pop soundtrack, Geoffrey Simpson's beautiful photography, William Arnold's bright and colorful production design, and an enjoyable, lighthearted pace from director Wang (DIM SUM, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, and MAID IN MANHATTAN).Theatrical Release January 13, 2006[T]here are moments when the film invokes the ghosts of Jimmy Stewart's Jefferson Smith and George Bailey.4 stars out of 5 -- One of those films that can't help but put a smile on your face....Saved by a warm performance from Latifah.
Cast Laurence Mark (Producer)
Peter S. Seaman (Producer)
George Fenton (Composer)
Giancarlo Esposito (Star)
Jane Adams (Star)
Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
Queen Latifah (Star)
Peter S. Seaman (Screenwriter)
LL Cool J (Star)
Smokey Robinson (Cameo)
Richard Vane (Producer)
Alicia Witt (Star)
Michael Nouri (Star)
Jeffrey Price (Screenwriter)
Geoffrey Simpson (Director of Photography)
Wayne Wang (Director)
Steve Starkey (Producer)
Jeffrey Price (Producer)
Jack Rapke (Producer)
Gerard Depardieu (Star)
Timothy Hutton (Star)
J.B. Priestley (Source Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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